KGI: Apple to equip all-glass iPhone 8 wireless charging, but the adapter must be purchased separately
Company Hon Hai Precision Industry, better known as Foxconn Technology Group, is currently working on the glass housing for iPhone 8, which for the first time will receive support wireless charging. It is reported by KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, citing informed sources.
Apple is going in 2017 to dramatically change the design of their mobile devices to spur interest in the iPhone, amid growing competition from Android-producers.
Informed sources indicate that the technology of production of glass shells for smartphones Apple is developing since last year. Currently, Foxconn is a key partner kupertinovtsy for the Assembly of the iPhone and a key supplier of metal cases for the iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPhone SE. With more than 50% of revenue form the Apple orders. Production of 4.7-inch iPhone 6s and iPhone 7 is distributed between Foxconn, Catcher Technology and Jabil.
According to Kuo, all models of the iPhone release in 2017 will receive a case of tempered glass with a metal frame and will receive support wireless charging. The transition metal of the shell to the glass due to including the need to make the charging process faster and more efficient. To supply wireless modules for the new smartphones will be the company Pegatron.
The informants are not sure whether every iPhone 8 be equipped with adapter for wireless charging or will she only have the older version. However, in 2018 it should be part of a whole series of “Apple” communicators.
It is also known that in the new generation of smartphones Apple will refuse LTPS LCD panels in favor of brighter, more efficient screens based on OLED technology. Interestingly, one of the major supplier of OLED displays for iPhone, is expected to speak Korean Samsung. Foxconn is also developing its own production technology of OLED screens after absorbing Japanese Sharp earlier this year.
Rumors attributed to iPhone 8 touch screen display in the entire front panel, the hardware Home button will turn into a virtual, in fact, its functions including fingerprint recognition Touch ID will be to perform front panel. Also sources report advanced biometric capabilities and improved mechanism for tactile feedback Taptic Engine.